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Biological Indexes and Fulltext Databases


These research tools are used to provide access to "primary" research literature in biology. This literature includes journal papers, journals, conference papers, monographic series, and publications issued in other specialized formats as described in The Literature of Biology.

Depending upon the index these publications may be retrieved in a variety of ways--by author, subject, taxonomy, life stage, geography, time, chemical compound, or habitat.

In the HSU Library recent years of most indexes are available on the web through the Library's Articles and Databases page with older years in print format for retrospective searching.

Before starting a literature search through one or more of the following indexes, a search strategy should be developed which defines and logically organizes a search into its unique concepts. The Search Strategy Worksheet presents a four-step outline for developing such a subject search strategy.

The following biological indexes are available to current HSU students and faculty, either in the Library, on-campus or remotely. Click on the title to search the index or on the icon for additional information, including search guides.


COMPREHENSIVE INDEXES
BIOSIS Previews/Biological Abstracts
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Information Zoological Record
More Information Agricola
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Information Chemical Abstracts Online
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Information Medline
SPECIALIZED INDEXES
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Information Agricultural & Environmental Biotechnology Abstracts
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Information Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts
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Information Bacteriology Abstracts
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Information Ecology Abstracts
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Information Fish & Fisheries Worldwide
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Information Forest Science Database
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Information Geobase
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Information Industrial & Applied Microbiology Abstracts
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Information Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide

MULTI-DATABASE SEARCH

XtremeSearch (Use QuickSearch or MegaSearch options)
  OTHER MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE INDEXES
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Information ArticleFirst (journal papers)
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Information Conference Papers Index
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Information Dissertation Abstracts (dissertations)
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Information Google Scholar (journal papers and more)
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Information GrayLIT Network (technical reports)
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Information Ingenta (journal papers)
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Information PapersFirst (conference papers)
Scirus (journal papers and web pages)
More Information SciSearch (for citation based searching of journal papers)
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Information US Government Publications Monthly Catalog (federal documents)
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Information WorldCat (monographs, books)

SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL PUBLISHER FULLTEXT DATABASES

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Information ACS Publications
HighWire Press
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Information BioOne
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Information JSTOR
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Information Oxford Journals
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Information ScienceDirect
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Information SpringerLink
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Information Wiley Interscience

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Last Updated: January 25, 2007

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